Karua gives MP Moses Kuria 24 hours to apologize

Martha Karua
Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua in a past address. [Photo/Courtesy]

NARC Kenya leader Martha Karua has given Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria 24 hours to apologize and withdraw remarks linking her to the Deputy President William Ruto case at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Through her lawyer Gitobu Imanyara, Karua called on Kuria to apologize within 24 hours failure to which she will institute legal proceedings against him.

The NARC Kenya leader further called on the Jubilee Alliance and its affiliate parties to stop mentioning her in the ongoing prayer rallies.

In a parable, Karua equated Kuria to a ‘dog’ saying; “If you hear a dog barking, look for its owner” and issuing a warning to Jubilee affiliates to immediately “seize from mentioning me in the so called ‘prayer rallies’.”

Karua, who was addressing a press conference at the NARC Kenya offices in Nairobi, was responding to allegations by Mr. Kuria that they together wrote to the ICC incriminating Mr. Ruto for allegedly perpetrating the 2007/08 Post Election Violence (PEV) that left at least 1,300 people dead and over 600,000 other displaced.

Karua further challenged the Deputy President to come out publicly on the allegations and stop using other people like Moses Kuria indirectly.

She further denied allegations that together with other Party of National Unity (PNU) officials procured witnesses against the Deputy President.

Monday morning, the Orange Democratic Party (ODM) called on Kuria to give details of his alleged meeting with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Kisumu Senator Anyang’ Ny’ong’o to fix Mr. Ruto to ICC.

The ICC debate took a different shift two weeks ago after the Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda informed the Hague-based court that she was closing he case against the DP and his co-accused journalist Joshua Arap Sang.

The Jubilee alliance has been divided following claims that a section of Members of Parliament under The National Alliance (TNA) party played a key role in fixing Ruto at the ICC, claims that TNA has denied as unjustified and unfounded.

The ICC has also been under fire from politicians from the larger African continent for allegedly applying justice selectively and targeting Africans only.

Kenya is hoping to marshall support in the oncoming Assembly of State Parties (ASP) meeting in New York, U.S. to see whether the case against the DP can be dropped or deferred to until he finishes his term.

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